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Forum: The Sand Pit
May 2nd 2019, 10:07 am
Replies: 36
Views: 5,441
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: Is the dream dead?

In my line, probably SEA. Already putting feelers out in Vietnam, Myanmar.... Been to Thailand and Vietnam working before, but they are still slowly trying to work their way out of the trough...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 29th 2019, 5:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: Michael McIntyre show...

At least Al Murray had the balls to admit that the reason he cancelled his original show timing was coz he had a better offer to go elsewhere..
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 28th 2019, 6:25 am
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By TGFKASE

Michael McIntyre show...

Was it just me or did anyone else get the impression that all he did was regurgitate his old material?

Granted, EXPO 2020 got a mention, and Dubai taxi drivers, but the rest (over 90%) was stuff...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 25th 2019, 6:13 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,419
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: How is everyone holding up?

And now we have the kum ba yah self-help guru's showing up and telling everyone of them all they need is faith, and a copy of his book, to turn their lives around....
Forum: Middle East
Apr 22nd 2019, 7:37 am
Replies: 90
Views: 19,092
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: Purchasing property in Dubai

Let me get that right...

I should invest in a poorly-constructed, roller coaster property market to provide a safe future for myself? Investment advice from a RE company.... As much use as a...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 22nd 2019, 7:20 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,419
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: How is everyone holding up?

Dont think so.. When I told a few mates I was once again returning to the Sandpit, they were amazed, as they reckoned I would be swimming against the tide of Brits at the airport when I arrived.
...
Apr 21st 2019, 5:33 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,845
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: Job offer - Dubai

You on your Jack Jones? Have bills back home need paid while you are here?
Forum: Middle East
Apr 21st 2019, 5:01 am
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: Duty free alcohol allowance-Dubai

You hold a Qatari residency, which is enough to get you stopped at Immigration, and you also want to carry Israeli goods through Customs?

You looking to get your name in the Daily Mail????
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 15th 2019, 6:50 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,175
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: Brexshit

The National Assembly for Wales, the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Scottish Parliament all have less power than the UK MEP's in the European Parliament, yet WM can't see the irony of wanting out...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 15th 2019, 5:58 am
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: Looking for a good real estate lawyer in Dubai

As Millhouse said, if its one of the big developers (Emaar, Nakheel etc), it may be worth chasing.

If not, it would probably be throwing good money after bad...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 15th 2019, 5:54 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,175
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: Brexshit

Brexiteers don't do irony, Scamp.....
Forum: Middle East
Apr 14th 2019, 6:35 am
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: ADHD

My 5 yo son was diagnosed being on the Autism Spectrum (ASD) before we moved back to Dubai at the end of last year. He also suffered from SLI.

This will not impact your visa/entry to Dubai.
...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 10th 2019, 6:42 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,028
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: When do you know your time is up?

Precisely, Arnold, although I was thinking more a slap than a shake...

Some of the more recent arrivals really seem to have sold themselves so hard on the Dubai Dream that they are willing to...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 9th 2019, 8:22 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: Firefighter jobs Abu Dhabi

Your daughter would likely go to the same school, or a part of the same network, as the one your wife your wife teaches in.

Have never seen a Western fireman here. And with no degree, there are no...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 9th 2019, 8:09 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,975
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: Looking to relocate to Dubai for a few years

Millhouse has hit the nail on the head.

What do you have that hundreds of cheaper Asians don’t have?

TBH, what they don’t have likely won’t compensate for the additional cost of hiring you.
...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 9th 2019, 7:45 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,028
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: When do you know your time is up?

But this group is full of them...

’House-husbands’ who have downsized because their wife’s Teachers Asst role doesn’t bring enough in for their 3-bed in Springs.. And then they talk about buying...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 9th 2019, 5:58 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,028
Posted By TGFKASE

When do you know your time is up?

Not me, I hasten to add. My time is up as soon as they pull the feather bed package..

But, I came across a post on an FB ‘Dads who hail from Britain’ site where a gent admitted he had been out of...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 9th 2019, 5:43 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,175
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: Brexshit

Pretty clear it’s the latter...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 1st 2019, 9:07 am
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: So is there a holiday this week or not?

Yep, the UAE can 'brexit up' just about anything....
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 1st 2019, 8:53 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,175
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: Brexshit

I dont believe the issue was the question coz, as you both point out, it was fairly black and white..

The issue is which of the myriad of lies, damn lies and statistics was the kicker for you that...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 1st 2019, 6:31 am
Replies: 62
Views: 7,883
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

:goodpost:

I'm with Gavtek on this...

The finances are a smoke screen. He is miserable, but doesn't want it to be about him, since you appear to be very clear that you far prefer DXB to LON.
...
Forum: USA
Apr 1st 2019, 6:18 am
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By TGFKASE

Assistance with Used Car Dealer and Financing

Morning Bored...

I am in need of some guidance..

I recently moved from Louisiana back to the Middle East. Not my first move from the US to a non-US country, so did all the usual things,...
Mar 3rd 2019, 11:20 am
Replies: 1,040
Views: 689,429
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: Job in Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Don't make promises you cannae keep.....

Just proves the adage that there are degree's of expat... Scouse of spouse is clearly a novice...
Mar 3rd 2019, 9:23 am
Replies: 1,040
Views: 689,429
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: Job in Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

The Concierge's in the Aus part of the Bored can get real pissy real quick, cant they???

He has entirely explained his meaning of Brit-ish...

And he has gone some way to explaining the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 28th 2019, 8:22 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,053
Posted By TGFKASE

Re: What are you bad at?

That makes sense..... Thanks Millhouse...
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